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Saint Peter Canisius, the Second Apostle of Germany

December 21st, is the optional memorial of Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597) the 16th century Dutch Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church, who played a major role in the Council of Trent and the Counter Reformation. His extensive writing in theology...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 20, 2016

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2016, Year A

Joseph and Mary arrive at the inn. 14th century illuminationFr. Thomas J. Lane S.T.D.Associate Professor of Sacred ScriptureMt. St. Mary's SeminaryEmmitsburg, MD(Click here for today’s readings)We are all busy preparing for Christmas. A lot of prep...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 16, 2016

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception | 2016

December 8th, the Church celebrates the most holy solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With Mary's "yes" to the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel, all creation celebrated the imminent arrival of its Savior. Free from...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 7, 2016

Immaculate Conception Novena Starts November 29th

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is an important day to reflect on Mary’s life and selfless devotion. It is essential for us to strive to imitate the Blessed Virgin as the ideal example of Christian discipleship. This novena is an opportu...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Nov 28, 2016

The Subtle Doctor

Scotus possessed a brilliant mind that shook up medieval theology. He had few qualms about criticizing earlier Catholic theologians—Thomas Aquinas and Anselm and the others—and he delighted in rattling students by challenging established beliefs.
by Laboring In The Lord on Nov 8, 2012

The Holy See And The Vatican City (Part II)

The most important and largest of the Dicasteries is the Secretariat of State, the Pope’s closest teammate in the daily running of affairs.  It is presided by the Cardinal Secretary of State, almost like a Prime Minister, currently Tarcisio Berton...
by Passionate About Blogging on Apr 5, 2011

Mary The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception of Mary is the conception of the Virgin Mary without any stain (“macula” in Latin) of Original Sin. It is one of the four dogmas in Roman Catholic Mariology. Under this aspect Mary is sometimes called the ...

The Subtle Doctor

Scotus possessed a brilliant mind that shook up medieval theology. He had few qualms about criticizing earlier Catholic theologians—Thomas Aquinas and Anselm and the others—and he delighted in rattling students by challenging established beliefs.
by Laboring In The Lord on Nov 8, 2010


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